Poor Maynard is a young basset hound who has suffered more than his fair share of pain. Living with a family that didn't much care about keeping him safe, Maynard spent his time running loose all around the neighborhood. This came to an abrupt end, however, when Maynard was struck by a car and gravely injured. His owners found him lying beside the road in pain and unable to walk, with an obvious break in his left hind leg. Sadly, they did not take Maynard to be treated for his injuries nor did they make the difficult decision to end his suffering by taking him to the vet to be humanely euthanized. Instead Maynard's "family" decided that the most cost-effective step would be to dump him at the city animal control facility. With full knowledge that he had next to no chance of being adopted and would almost certainly be euthanized within a few days, Maynard's owners left this terrified little boy behind to die.
Maynard spent the next several days languishing on the cold cement floor of the shelter with nothing but searing pain and paralyzing fear/confusion to keep him company. This suffering was scheduled to end on the morning of February 25th -Maynard's date to be euthanized in the overflowing shelter. Just as what would be the final minutes of his life ticked away, word reached a group of basset hound rescuers that this precious boy was set to die. A call was made to the shelter, transportation from Dallas to Houston arranged, and Maynard was whisked away to a veterinary hospital for evaluation and treatment. Thanks to the hard work and determination of the volunteers with Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas, Maynard was finally given what he truly deserved - a second chance at life.
Now that Maynard is safe and warm in the loving arms of his rescuers, it is time to help restore the strength of his body to match that of his undying spirit. His broken bones require surgical repair, which is an incredibly costly undertaking for a non-profit group to finance. I write you today in the hopes that you might donate even a few dollars to help us get Maynard the care he needs. No matter how small the amount, every bit will help bring this loving hound a few steps closer to a happy, active life. If you prefer to consider your donation an investment, I can promise that as Maynard is restored to good health, he will have kisses and loves to offer each of you in return for your help.
Many thanks from all of us at Basset Buddies for your support -- and please don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
Visit Basset Buddies Rescue online at: http://www.basset-buddies-rescue.org